Ben Roethlisberger
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2 days ago

Roethlisberger completed 12 of 17 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first (and only) appearance of the preseason, Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a methodical opening drive, eventually connecting with TE Jesse James for a five-yard touchdown on a broken play. The second drive went even better, with Roethlisberger throwing a perfect deep pass to Antonio Brown for a 57-yard touchdown. The Steelers will need their prolific Roethlisberger-Brown duo at its best early in the year, as Le'Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games, and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) remains up in the air. The team was already tasked with replacing Martavis Bryant, who will be suspended for the entire season. 2015 UDFA Eli Rogers joined Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton in three-wide sets with the first-team offense during Friday's game, working ahead of 2015 third-rounder Sammie Coates.

Ben Roethlisberger
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6 days ago

Roethlisberger plans to play in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger sat out the Steelers' first two exhibition contests for precautionary purposes, but is expected to get his first taste of the preseason this Friday. Although it's unclear how long the Steelers' starting quarterback will exactly be out there, the matchup against the Saints will give Roethlisberger some useful game action to help prepare for the regular season.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers will be extra cautious for a second straight week, holding out Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams -- all of whom seem to be healthy. The only major concern for Roethlisberger is the possibility that he'll have a diminished supporting cast early in the season, with Bell (suspension) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle/concussion) both looking very shaky to be available for Week 1.

Ben Roethlisberger
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3 weeks ago

Roethlisberger will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Lions, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers are playing it safe to start the preseason, as Roethlisberger will be joined on the sidelines by Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and DeAngelo Williams, among others. The franchise quarterback has had a history of injury woes, including a sprained MCL that caused him to miss four games last season. While Roethlisberger rests Friday night, look for either Bruce Gradkowski or Landry Jones to start under center.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 month ago

Roethlisberger (shoulder) is fully healed after suffering a sprained AC joint during Pittsburgh's postseason victory over the Bengals, USA TODAY Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger had the option to undergo surgery, but opted for rest and rehab under doctor's guidance. The gamble payed off, as an MRI revealed Roethlisberger's right (throwing) shoulder has completely healed, and the muscles around the AC joint appear even bigger and stronger than before. After missing four full games in 2015 due to a sprained MCL and foot, in addition to a bone bruise in his knee, Roethlisberger will enter 2016 with a clean bill of health and ready to captain an offense already without the likes of Martavis Bryant, (suspension) and probably Le'Veon Bell (pending suspension).

Ben Roethlisberger
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5 months ago

Roethlisberger has reportedly lost at least 15 pounds this offseason, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler relays via the quarterback's agent, Ryan Tollner.

EDGE Analysis

The weight loss is a product of what the report describes as a "high-cardio plan" with team trainers, an approach designed to "alleviate potential pain" in the quarterback's joints on the heels of a 2015 season in which Roethlisberger endured various aches and pains, including knee, foot and shoulder woes. A full offseason to recover from his assortment of ailments, coupled with improved fitness, offers encouragement as the coming campaign approaches, though some other key variables remain in play when it comes to the prospects of the Steelers' offense in 2016. With that in mind, it will be worth monitoring the health of top running back (and highly capable pass-catcher) Le'Veon Bell, as well as the rapport Roethlisberger develops with new tight end Ladarius Green, who will look to fill the void created by the departure of long-time Steeler Heath Miller.

Ben Roethlisberger
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6 months ago

Roethlisberger will have a new passing target at tight end this season, with the Steelers having signed Ladarius Green in free agency.

EDGE Analysis

The move is notable, as the Steelers had a need at the tight end position following the retirement of Heath Miller, who caught 60 passes for the team in 2015. While Miller -- a long-time fixture in the Pittsburgh offense -- may be a tough act to follow, Green is viewed as a player with some untapped potential, after having worked in tandem with the productive Antonio Gates in San Diego for the last four seasons. In any case, the addition of Green and the re-signing of veteran wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey helps ensure that Roethlisberger will have a deep and qualified pass-catching corps (of course headed by WR Antonio Brown) on hand in 2016.

Ben Roethlisberger
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7 months ago

Roethlisberger (shoulder) does not think he will need surgery during the offseason, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger did acknowledge that he might eventually require a minor procedure to clean out the arthritis and scars caused by his torn ligaments. Regardless, he should be ready for the start of training camp, and he'll be surrounded by a top-notch supporting cast. Roethlisberger did turn in a few clunkers this season, but injuries -- both his own and his teammates' -- played a large role in the limited struggles. Even with his style of play inevitably creating a heightened injury risk, he'll be one of the top quarterbacks to target in 2016 drafts.

Ben Roethlisberger
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7 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 24 of 37 passes for 339 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. He failed to connect on a single touchdown pass.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran played as well as one could've asked, considering that he was dealing with an injury and the Steelers were without Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams, but he found touchdowns hard to come by against a stingy Broncos defense. Despite all of the factors working against him, Roethlisberger still kept his team in the game until late in the fourth quarter, demonstrating why he has become known as one of the best postseason performers at his position. Big Ben had a productive season despite dealing with multiple injuries and missing several of his top weapons throughout the year, and he should be a strong fantasy option next season when everyone is back to full strength.

Ben Roethlisberger
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7 months ago

Roethlisberger (shoulder) completed 24 of 37 passes for 339 yards in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The AC Joint sprain and torn ligaments suffered to his throwing shoulder did not seem to be an issue, as Roethlisberger rebounded from his sub-par, 18 of 31, 229 yard performance in last week's win over Cincinnati. Big Ben finished the regular season completing 319 of 469 passes for 3,938 yards with a 21:16 touchdowns to interception ratio. He also ran for 29 yards on 15 carries. With 21 touchdown passes, Roethlisberger extended his consecutive seasons with at least 20 scoring throws to five - a Steelers record. It was also his fourth straight season with 300 completions to set a franchise record for the most consecutive 300-completion seasons. He is now 113-56 as a starter during the regular season, increasing his Steelers' franchise record for most wins as a starting quarterback (Terry Bradshaw, 107). Roethlisberger is an elite fantasy quarterback worthy of top 10 consideration in 2016, but is always an injury risk, having missed four game in 2015 and three or more games in three of the last six seasons.